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StableBit DrivePool BETA - Download

edited July 2011 in DrivePool

StableBit DrivePool

An add-in for the Windows Home Server 2011

Features:

  • Combine all your hard drives into one big storage pool (except the system drive with the OS).
  • Add and remove drives from the pool at any time without re-partitioning or manually moving folders.
  • Create duplicated folders on the storage drive pool that are protected against single drive failure. If a drive fails on which a duplicated file was stored, the contents of that file will remain readable even without the drive.
  • All your data is stored in standard NTFS files. You can always access your files even if the Windows Home Server completely crashes or this add-in can't be used.

Download:


I've moved the download page to the Covecube wiki in order to stay more organized. I will keep this message here in case there are links pointing to it. Use the wiki to download new versions from now on. StableBit DrivePool will get its own page @ stablebit.com after the M3 BETA.

Comments

  • Just installed this so trying it out.

    Steps I took to upgrade as follows.

     

    1. Remove existing version vis the dashboard.

    2. Reboot

    3. Install new version (M2)

    4. Reboot server.

    It will say the pooled drives are unhealthy, just right click on it and use the repair function that takes seconds to validate the drive.

  • edited May 2011 Covecube
    Yes.

    The drives will be flagged as foreign in the new M2 build. The old BETA had no concept of foreign disks so in order for the new BETA to validate your drives you just need to complete the foreign disk wizard for each disk in the pool with data on it. It should take seconds for each disk and it doesn't do anything except make sure that the duplication state of each file is good.

    There will be more into about foreign disks on the blog later.
  • Notice a new build has come out 1588, what was the bug with creating directories?
  • Member
    I am no longer seeing the total pool pool size after installing the M2 update. All of my data is still there and the shares seem to be working though.

    Is anyone else seeing anything similar?
  • Resident Guru
    e_Blue, I'm not seeing it displayed in the addin's dashboard UI, but it is still visible in the details view of drives mapped to the pool share(s).
  • Member
    In the previous version, the total pool size was listed behind each drive in the area indicated by the red box:

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  • edited May 2011 Member

    Just installed the new build... to be honest the first build i have tried for a while. Immediately after install, i could no longer open the dashboard... I tried on the client and also on the server itself. :-S Fortunately i managed to uninstall the add-in, and there were no more issues with the dashboard after that.

    Has anyone else encountered this?

    I may try to install it again in a couple of days, but gonna wait for feedback first

    :-)

     

  • Not seeing the same issue that you have daveyboy37.
    I know there are issues with the dashboard at the moment which are all certificate related perhaps related?

    As for the beta build itself, something that I noticed when doing a bit of testing.
    I have created a pool two disks in the pool and dropped some data on it no issues ( well apart from the performance but anyway)

    Now I left the pooled folder with a bit of data on it and decided to pull one of the disks out of the system while it was running no issues so far, it reported the drive as missing ect.

    However if I now try and write something to one of the pooled folders I'm getting access denied errors.
    Is this by design?




  • DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] CreateFile - File not found (\POOLEDVIDEOS.2\desktop.ini) 2011-05-17 22:35:08Z 27150156554
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] CreateFile - File not found (\POOLEDVIDEOS.2\desktop.ini) 2011-05-17 22:35:14Z 27157807119
    DrivePool.Service.exe Information 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] FindFiles - Name=\POOLEDVIDEOS.2, Pattern=*, Access=00100081, Dir=False 2011-05-17 22:35:14Z 27157811868
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] CreateFile - User opened incomplete file (\POOLEDVIDEOS.2\en_windows_7_ultimate_x86_dvd_x15-65921.iso) 2011-05-17 22:35:15Z 27157864154
    DrivePool.Service.exe Information 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] FindFiles - Name=\, Pattern=POOLEDVIDEOS.2, Access=00100081, Dir=False 2011-05-17 22:35:15Z 27157898494
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] CreateFile - User opened incomplete file (\POOLEDVIDEOS.2\en_windows_7_ultimate_x86_dvd_x15-65921.iso) 2011-05-17 22:35:20Z 27164496565
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] DeleteFile - User deleted incomplete file (\POOLEDVIDEOS.2\en_windows_7_ultimate_x86_dvd_x15-65921.iso) 2011-05-17 22:35:20Z 27164499991
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] Error removing file. \\?\VOLUME{0D2E8067-8013-11E0-B9F8-3C4A9274355C}\ServerPoolPart.65b94c4d-889e-48d8-aa2e-95a3e91f9d8a\POOLEDVIDEOS.2\en_windows_7_ultimate_x86_dvd_x15-65921.iso 2011-05-17 22:35:20Z 27164502710
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] CreateFile - Access denied 2011-05-17 22:35:20Z 27164531492
    DrivePool.Service.exe Information 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] FindFiles - Name=\POOLEDVIDEOS.2, Pattern=*, Access=00100081, Dir=False 2011-05-17 22:35:21Z 27165777117
    DrivePool.Service.exe Information 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] FindFiles - Name=\, Pattern=POOLEDVIDEOS.2, Access=00100081, Dir=False 2011-05-17 22:35:21Z 27165795146
    DrivePool.Service.exe Information 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] FindFiles - Name=\, Pattern=POOLEDVIDEOS.2, Access=00100081, Dir=False 2011-05-17 22:35:28Z 27174540455
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] CreateFile - Access denied 2011-05-17 22:35:33Z 27181341842
    DrivePool.Service.exe Information 0 [CoveWhsFsOperations] FindFiles - Name=\, Pattern=POOLEDVIDEOS.2, Access=00100081, Dir=False 2011-05-17 22:41:50Z 27659610554
    DrivePool.Service.exe Warning 0 [CoveWhs

  • edited May 2011 Covecube
    @e_blue, the pool size is back now in the new build.

    @danivtec, that was a bug reported shortly after release that prevented proper directory creation. You would see an error when copying new files or creating new directories.

    @daveyboy37, haven't seen this before, you might want to open up a thread @ stablebit.com/contact.

    @generious, you can't create new files in a duplicated share if there are not enough physical drives left to hold the 2 parts of the file.
  • Covecube
    I'm going to close this thread to try and keep things organized.

    Let's start new threads about each point that you want to discuss.
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